Outsourcing Lien Resolution Services

Why Should you Outsource Lien Resolution Services?

As attorneys, we all build our reputations on providing the most comprehensive service possible for our clients. This is often the key to having clients repeatedly refer your services to friends and family members and the general building of a successful practice. For attorneys that focus on personal injury, a challenging part of providing comprehensive services is dealing with liens from Medicare and healthcare providers, among other entities. When you reach a settlement for your client, all liens should be resolved prior to releasing funds. In this situation, the challenge is twofold. You must understand who has lien rights in your case and be able to analyze and negotiate what charges lienholders should be reimbursed for. Second, you have an obligation to your client to make them aware of any potential liens that may affect their settlement. Failure to complete either action can be problematic.

The process is complex and the consequences are significant. That’s why it’s critical to consider a firm that specializes in lien resolution when working with certain clients. Lien resolution services may seem like an additional layer of costs that may take away from revenues. However, it’s more appropriate to consider it as an investment in providing better services for clients and proper utilization of your own resources.

Reasons to Outsource Lien Resolution

There are a number of business reasons why an investment in lien resolution services is wise and advantageous to your business. This includes:

  • Allowing you to perform core functions: Lien resolution is a complicated, detailed process that can take lawyers away from the core work of representing their clients. A lien resolution service can take this off your plate and allow you to provide more thoughtful counsel that is based on your own areas of expertise.
  • Resources and expertise: Lien resolution services, like the ones provided by Synergy Settlement Services, are conducted by experts with a wealth of experience in this area. They understand the nuances of working with Medicare, healthcare providers, and insurance companies, and can negotiate a reduction in your liens.
  • Staying current on policy changes: A lien resolution service will step abreast on all changes in policy involving liens. When working with a lien resolution company, you can be assured that are working under the most current set of rules.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

TESTIMONIALS

"Coincidentally, on the day of a recent Synergy Seminar on Medicare & ERISA lien resolution I received a letter on an ERISA lien. This letter followed much back and forth between myself and the recovery vendor for BCBS. Despite my efforts they were adamant there would be no (zero)(zilch)(nada) reduction and provided case law to support their position. I tried Synergy’s Lien Resolution Services since I had just heard their Director of Lien Resolution speak. Synergy got them to reduce their claim by a third in less than ten (10) days. The result was quick and the fee very reasonable. If you have a tough ERISA lien and your typical efforts don’t work, give Synergy a try."

Michael S. Smith, Esq.
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC

"I recently engaged Synergy to assist with a complicated PTD settlement involving a substantial Medicare Set Aside. The claimant’s wife has been providing full time attendant care which is not Medicare covered. The Synergy nurse was able to do a full analysis of non-Medicare covered expenses which far exceeded the value of the MSA analysis performed by the carrier’s contracted MSA provider. The non- Medicare figures became the main focus of the settlement negotiations and more than doubled the value of the case. Although I could estimate the attendant care figures, the nurse added in other items that I would not have routinely considered. I also asked Synergy to evaluate the EC’s MSA as well as their prescription review. Synergy offered insight about the prescription donut hole which I did not have a clear understanding about. Again, their insight and information added a great deal of value to the overall settlement. Not only did I learn from Synergy but was able to educate my clients in the process. These are very complex and complicated areas; I will use Synergy again and again!"

Rosemary Eure
Lancaster & Eure

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